5 Facts About Collagen Cream for Anti Aging
Skin tends to age faster than our actual age or at least it looks that way for a lot of men and women due to too much stress and pollution. The skin starts to lose it elasticity as you age and that is why you have a lot of wrinkles and loose skin around your jaws, eyes and neck. Another thing that happens to your skin as you age is the formation of age spots that really show off your age. There are a lot of products in the market that help you with preventing the ageing effect. These anti-ageing creams advertise themselves as having collagen and these have definitely revolutionized skin care. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that is responsible for structuring the skin and gives skin its smoothness and visual appeal. It’s like a net that holds all the skin cells together. Collagen based products help arrest the aging of the skin by increasing the levels of collagen in your skin. Here are some facts that you must know about collagen based anti-ageing products.
1. Collagen is added into the creams in the form of gelatin
Collagen is added in to the beauty creams and lotions in the form of hydrolyzed collagen which is also known as gelatin. This is important as hydrolyzed collagen gives the body collagen in pre-engineered, easily absorbable form. It is tricky for external, non-hydrolyzed collagen to be absorbed by the body, as it is broken down into amino acid form that can be harmful for the skin and the body.
2. Look for what is on the label
When buying a collagen based anti-ageing product, look for the following on the label-marine collagen pre-cursors, hyaluronic acid, vitamins A,C, E, lycopene, alpha lipoic acid, resveratrol , seaweed or micro algae (astaxanthin) and isoflavones. Also make sure that they are in reasonable quantities as too much or too little can have adverse effects on your skin and body.
3. There is a lack of scientific study on collagen based products
A lot of commercial products that have collagen in them and claim anti-ageing properties lack some serious scientific studies. This includes collagen drinks, tablets and creams. Always be careful when buying and applying these products. Test it on some other part of your body before you apply it straight to your face.